October 26, 2020

Toddler Dies in Hot Car After Father Allegedly Refuses to Let Police Break Window

A toddler named Sayah Deal died in Las Vegas on Monday after she was left in a car and her father reportedly refused to allow anyone to break a window to get her out.

People reported that 27-year-old Sidney Deal was arrested following the incident. Both Deal’s brother and law enforcement tried to smash the car’s windows to save the 1-year-old girl, but Deal refused.

“He immediately took his shirt off, wrapped it around his knuckles and was ready to punch the window,” according to the police report. “Sidney stopped him and said he wanted to wait for a tow truck. Sidney insisted he not damage his new vehicle, stating he had just bought the car and did not have the money to repair a broken window.”

The police eventually broke the window despite Deal being adamant about wanting to protect his vehicle. They discovered the infant was not breathing

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Toddler Dies in Hot Car After Father Allegedly Refuses Police’s Offer to Break Windows

Sidney Deal

A 1-year-old girl in Las Vegas is dead after she was accidentally locked inside of a hot car and her father refused to break open the windows, according to authorities.

Sidney Deal, 27, was arrested on Monday after rebuffing help from both his brother and the police to smash open the windows and rescue his dying daughter Sayah, claiming that he couldn’t afford to pay for any damages to his new car, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Officers were called to the scene at around 3:30 p.m. and offered to break the windows, call a tow truck or get a locksmith for Deal, who had left his keys inside the car, according to the outlet, citing an arrest report from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

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Authorities said Deal declined and

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25-year-old father ID’d as homicide victim found in burning car

A 25-year-old Birmingham man has been identified as the victim found dead inside a burning car early Wednesday.

August Alsina standing on top of a wooden fence: Rodriguez Deonte Jones

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Rodriguez Deonte Jones

Birmingham police identified him as Rodriguez Deonte Jones. Those who knew Jones said he had two children and a third on the way.

West Precinct officers and Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service were dispatched at 12:48 a.m. Wednesday to the 1300 block of McMillon Avenue in the southwest part of the city on a report of a car fire.

Once the flames were extinguished, Jones’ body was found in the passenger’s seat. An autopsy later in the day determined Jones was the victim of a homicide, but authorities have not said how he was killed.

No motive has been established and no arrests have been announced.

Jones is Birmingham’s 94th homicide of 2020. Of those, 14 have been ruled justifiable and another accidental

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Army Alaska soldier, father dies in vehicle accident near post

A Fort Wainwright soldier died in a vehicle accident Tuesday, according to Army Alaska officials.

Spc. Jordan Tyler Dorman, 21, was killed at the intersection of Richardson Highway and Peridot Street in North Pole, Alaska, which is roughly a dozen miles from Fort Wainwright.

No further details about the accident were provided by the officials Thursday. The accident is under investigation by North Pole Police in conjunction with the Alaska State Troopers and the state’s division of commercial motor vehicles, according to Army Alaska officials.

Dorman served as a machine gunner with the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

A native of Millsboro, Delaware, Dorman joined the Army in July 2017 and trained at Fort Benning, Georgia, before arriving in Alaska in October 2017.

Dorman deployed to Iraq with his Stryker brigade in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the mission to defeat the

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